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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-14-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By GordMounce
Thanks again! I had found some info on this...

Thanks again! I had found some info on this earlier. My hope is that they use these funds to help maintain access to exactly the type of area that we're going to enjoy, so I will happily pay for that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-13-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By GordMounce
Hey Emersun. Sorry - I've been away. In answer to...

Hey Emersun. Sorry - I've been away. In answer to your questions:

I believe we're in the southwest side of town. Not sure exactly where at the moment, but I was told southwest.

We tend to just...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By GordMounce
Definitely much appreciated! Thanks for your time...

Definitely much appreciated! Thanks for your time with that. There looks like some great rides in there.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By GordMounce
Thanks for the reply Emerson. I've got a lot of...

Thanks for the reply Emerson. I've got a lot of respect for your expertise from the WR250 thread!

Sorry - I should have provided some more detail. We're both GPS enabled. Pretty much just...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By GordMounce
Five days in Tucson

My friend and I are going to trailer our bikes (KTM 640 Adventure and WR250R) down to Tucson in March. I've spent some time exploring the regional thread, so I have some info on riding areas, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
Any Canuck WR owners out there who might help me...

Any Canuck WR owners out there who might help me estimate the value of my WR? I can't recall the mileage - perhaps 3,500km. Twinwall 1 1/8 bars with risers, Zeta handguards, Zeta folding levers,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,832
Posted By GordMounce
Definitely check the float height before any...

Definitely check the float height before any other carb tweaks. You need to make sure you have that baseline right, or nothing else will work right.
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,008
Posted By GordMounce
Did you throw it off a cliff?

Did you throw it off a cliff?
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
I had a similar problem on my old KLR. (Before I...

I had a similar problem on my old KLR. (Before I saw the light and got the WR). I was on the Dempster Highway, heading south from Inuvik. It was pounding rain, and the road turned to slippery muck....
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
A quick tip: You don't want to put your tie downs...

A quick tip: You don't want to put your tie downs on the grips like that. It's begging to jump off the end. Use a Canyon Dancer or tie-down assists. Or at the very least, loop the tie-down strap...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
They really only work in tandem. I fitted the...

They really only work in tandem. I fitted the PCIII before I did any mods to see if it would sharpen the FI a bit. It didn't. Seemed the same to me. But the pipe, airbox mods and PCIII sharpened it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
I've had two KLRs. They were great for loading...

I've had two KLRs. They were great for loading down with gear and pouring on the miles. Good fun on fire roads and some lighter off-road riding. My WR is way more fun to ride everywhere though. It...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
A little helmet-cam footage from Monday's ride. ...

A little helmet-cam footage from Monday's ride.

Damn, not only do cameras add ten pounds, they also make hills look flat, log crossings look like roots, and big roots look like toothpicks. Ah...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2009, 11:52 AM
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Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
No doubt!! My wife bought me my WR as a surprise...

No doubt!! My wife bought me my WR as a surprise 40th birthday present.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
Why would you put oversized and heavier tires on...

Why would you put oversized and heavier tires on it?
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
Put the torque on the nuts on the back side of...

Put the torque on the nuts on the back side of the sprocket more than the hex keys. You can get a better bite on those without fear of stripping them out.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
Thanks a lot NR. Now to get these seals changed....

Thanks a lot NR. Now to get these seals changed. Good times.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
I don't have my manual here at work and I'm...

I don't have my manual here at work and I'm heading straight to the dealer when I'm off to get fork oil, so can someone tell me the amount of fork oil needed? And just to confirm - the Yamaha 1...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
Faulty programmer maybe? In the interest of...

Faulty programmer maybe? In the interest of eliminating possible failure points, I'd remove the fuel programmer and see if that helps.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
Neduro is the man. He's got this excellent tire...

Neduro is the man. He's got this excellent tire change primer here (http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/Tire%20Changing.html). I hacked my way through tire changes before I read this. Now they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
Yeah, but the fuel bladders are made for fuel....

Yeah, but the fuel bladders are made for fuel. Someone on Advrider tested the MSRs with fuel, and if I recall correctly, he had some issues with the seals and/or seepage. It'd probably be okay for a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 41,300
Posted By GordMounce
Hey, they sell plenty of KLRs to the light-duty...

Hey, they sell plenty of KLRs to the light-duty off-road adventure and touring crowd. Surely there's room in the growing dualsport market for a competitor? On looks alone I'd buy it over the KLR....
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
Mine's been running just fine with the CEL lit...

Mine's been running just fine with the CEL lit for at least the last 1,000km. I suppose I should go get a resistor and do SheWolf's mod. Kind of in the can't be bothered category right now to be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
Anybody changed their fork seals yet? I managed...

Anybody changed their fork seals yet? I managed to get both leaking on the last ride - one gushing and the other just barely seeping. I might be able to fix the one with an old negative or business...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
Why use a pressure washer? I spent $12 yesterday...

Why use a pressure washer? I spent $12 yesterday getting mine `mostly' clean with a pressure washer! I would have been at it for four hours with a bucket, plus I would have needed a trowel to scrape...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
I've been to Dawson four times: once by KLR, once...

I've been to Dawson four times: once by KLR, once by GS1100 (the Suzuki, not the BMW), once from Bennett, BC by kayak (900km), and once from Whitehorse by homemade raft (700km). It's just a great...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
They have an exclusive distribution with Yamaha...

They have an exclusive distribution with Yamaha Australia, make tanks for every Yamaha dirt bike out there, and they can't match Yamaha blue? Pretty easy to do with injection-molded plastic. The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,206
Posted By GordMounce
How did we all know that the OP was referencing a...

How did we all know that the OP was referencing a KLR for ammo can panniers even though it wasn't in the subject line? lol! :augie
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
You must have bought yours used right? I've never...

You must have bought yours used right? I've never seen that on mine, or really any stock bike.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
+1!! I've got the GiantLoop and an FMF pipe, and...

+1!! I've got the GiantLoop and an FMF pipe, and I'm trying to figure out how to get them to work together. Thought I might put the stock muffler back on to make life easier, or build up a guard of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
I don't think anybody would mind waiting even six...

I don't think anybody would mind waiting even six months if they would just commit to a release date. This "two more weeks" over and over is what's frustrating.

With the cost of importing that RV...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
I agree - at $7,200 you're higher than what I...

I agree - at $7,200 you're higher than what I paid new plus the retail cost of your accessories. I think you're looking in the low $5K range.

Another reference - Blackfoot has 08 Xs at $5699...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
I suppose I probably could get that mileage if I...

I suppose I probably could get that mileage if I lugged it everywhere and never revved its nuts off, but with my mods and 13/46 gearing I'm nowhere near it. My fuel light often comes on in that same...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
Realize also that the spring and therefor the...

Realize also that the spring and therefor the adjusting ring have tension on them, so if you just tap the lock ring against the inner ring, that tension will create enough resistance to allow the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 51,844
Posted By GordMounce
Only on a KLR.....

Only on a KLR.....
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 51,844
Posted By GordMounce
Of course it doesn't brake - it's a clutch lever!...

Of course it doesn't brake - it's a clutch lever! :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By GordMounce
Yeah, that's what a KLR needs - less braking...

Yeah, that's what a KLR needs - less braking performance!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,031
Posted By GordMounce
I've had two KLRs. My WR250R is way better...

I've had two KLRs. My WR250R is way better everywhere except for luggage capacity and range. So if dirt-road touring is your thing, get a KLR. If off-road means actually off the road, and not just a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
Toss it all when you get a rad guard. And you DO...

Toss it all when you get a rad guard. And you DO want a rad guard.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 46,409
Views: 9,310,793
Posted By GordMounce
That looks good on there YamWow. Have you mounted...

That looks good on there YamWow. Have you mounted it up yet? How's the pipe clearance? Or do they sit far enough forward to sit on the sidepanel?
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